If you’re a struggling screenwriter, then have I got a script for you. I guarantee that if you write this script, Hollywood will pay you handsomely. But act fast, because I have a feeling we’re going to see at least half a dozen films like this over the next two years.
The script would be titled ‘Great Again.’ It would describe the adventures of a liberal Hollywood actress who travels to a small town in the Heartland to do research for a part in a film. The town… because there is no place for subtlety in Hollywood… will be called Drumpville. The actress’s name will be Hope. She is appalled by the bigotry and ignorance of the townspeople, all of whom are morbidly obese, addicted to heroin, and carry guns everywhere they go.
The plucky actress… with the help of a feminist schoolteacher and a transgendered illegal immigrant teenager, win the town over by teaching them the value of tolerance. At the end of the movie, the town has declared itself a sanctuary city, outlawed guns, and all the jobs come back when the Government funds a solar energy company. The actress wins a Golden Globe and the whole town turns out to cheer for her. I guarantee it will sell.
And, yeah, it is an awful lot like the plot of To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything…